Social Rented Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of people on the waiting list for social housing at the latest date for which figures are available were identified as (a) white British and (b) from any other ethnic group.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

DCLG does not collect data directly from social housing waiting lists but according to the English Housing Survey in 2012-13 in England, there were 680 thousand (74%) white British households and 236 thousand (26%) households from any other ethnic group where at least one person within the household was on the waiting list for social housing.

More broadly, I would observe that local authority housing waiting lists in England under the last Administration soared from 1.02 million households in April 1997 to 1.74 million in April 2010. Under this Government, waiting lists have now fallen to 1.37 million as of April 2014 (source: Local Authority Housing Statistics, which uses different methodology to the English Housing Survey).

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